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WORLD FOOD DAY – 16 October 2017

WORLD FOOD DAY – 16 October 2017

About World Food Day – from Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. World Food Day is a chance to show our commitment to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 – to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030. It’s also a day for us

Eulogy for Sister Margaret Maher RSCJ 10th October, 2017

Eulogy for Sister Margaret Maher RSCJ 10th October, 2017

Sister Margaret’s most recent call from the Lord was very sudden – neither she nor her community had anticipated it at this point and it has come as a shock for her loving and dearly loved family. But when I reflected on her life I saw that it did fit a pattern of the Lord’s dealings with his beloved Margaret. He often asked the unexpected, and she was always prompt and generous in her response. Margaret was born on September 10th, 1929, the middle one of three children: Leo and Patrick were her brothers. Her family lived in Island bay, Wellington, just below Erskine College. Neither her tram-worker father, James

RSCJ Join New Life Programme

RSCJ Join New Life Programme

During September to November inclusive Kim Sook Hee and Park Buk Sil both from KOC and Esmey Herscovitch from ANZ are participating in the New Life program at the Marymount Mercy Centre, Castle Hill near Sydney. Participants in this particular group are all from the Asia-Pacific Region except one who comes from Kenya. The program includes local presenters who are experts in their fields which include scripture, ecology and cosmology, prayer, art therapy and journaling, culture, Christology, Church and mission … Spiritual companioning weekly and an 8 day retreat are included. Experiences together also occur from time to time such as a bush walk and a trip up the Hawkesbury

Wise Words for Today

Wise Words for Today

Many things have to change course, but it is we human beings above all who need to change. We lack an awareness of our common origin, of our mutual belonging, and of a future to be shared with everyone …  A great cultural, spiritual and educational challenge stands before us, and it will demand that we set out on the long path of renewal. Laudato Si (202)

Wise Words for Today

Wise Words for Today

[St. Francis] shows us just how inseparable the bond is between concern for nature, justice for the poor, commitment to society, and interior peace. Laudato Si (10)

Wise Words For Today

Wise Words For Today

O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes. Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.      Laudato Si

Wise Words for Today

Wise Words for Today

International Day of Prayer for Peace

International Day of Prayer for Peace

Vote for Women

Vote for Women

On 19 September, 1893 New Zealand became the first self-governing country to grant the right to vote to all adult women. In 1893 Kate Sheppard and her fellow suffragists gathered the signatures of nearly 32,000 women to demonstrate the groundswell of support for their cause. A 270-m-long petition – then the largest ever presented to Parliament – was unrolled across the chamber of the House with dramatic effect. Despite the opposition of Premier Richard Seddon, the Electoral Act 1893 was passed by both houses of Parliament and became law on 19 September. The news took New Zealand by storm and inspired suffrage movements all over the world. https://nzhistory.govt.nz/people/kate-sheppard   

Forms of Human Trafficking

Forms of Human Trafficking

The Society of the Sacred Heart is involved with the work of raising awareness of Trafficking of Humans. We have members belonging to ANZRATH (Aotearoa New Zealand Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) and ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans). Another excellent, pro-active organisation, Stop the Traffik offers an in depth understanding of the many forms of trafficking existing in every corner of our world. Sexual exploitation, Labour exploitation, domestic servitude, forced marriage, organ harvesting, drug trade, child soldiers… We invite you to visit these websites and learn more about the horrendous activities that are happening close to home. Know how to recognise the insidious signs and how to

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